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Photos: Enjoying free Italian ice on the first day of spring

Every year, Rita's marks the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. Here are some pictures from Steelton.

‘Subway’ needs cleaning up, and Middletown resident is seeking help to do it

Middletown locals call the tunnel that runs under the railroad tracks from Catherine Street to the Karns parking lot “the subway.”Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, Holland Burger …

Templeton, Ocker are Middletown Area High School students of the month

Erin Templeton and Caleb Amos Ocker are the Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for March. Templeton is the daughter of Mark and Dawn Templeton She is involved in volleyball, …

Costs still coming in for snow removal

No preliminary cost estimates for the March 14 snowstorm are available yet from officials of Londonderry and Lower Swatara townships and the borough of Middletown. However, officials plan to …

Lower Swatara Police Roundup: Bail set at $500,000 for crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines

Police filed an array of drug charges against three people in a case where investigators found and confiscated several ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, drug …

Steelton man arrested for trying to sell heroin in Middletown

Middletown police arrested a Steelton man on drug charges after he allegedly was caught attempting to sell heroin to a confidential informant on the borough Thursday, March 9. Borough police said …

From the Vault: News from the Friday, March 22, 1940, edition of the Press & Journal

Court grants local man petition to bring wife into court (front page of the Annville Courier)Through a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in the local courts late on Tuesday, which was …

Traffic lights starting to be removed from Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booths

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission started Friday to decommission and remove the red, yellow and green traffic lights used as feedback signals, starting with the Harrisburg West Interchange (exit …

MAHS sophomore honored for work with DeMolay

Timothy J. Nevil of Middletown, who served as master councilor from June 25, 2016, to Jan. 7, recently was recognized with the prestigious Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award for his …

Webelos cross bridge to become Boy Scouts

Londonderry Township’s Boy Scout Troop 97 recently attended Pack 97’s Blue and Gold Banquet held at the Londonderry Fire Company in order to welcome six new Scouts to their troop. Webelo II …
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Soccer Shots grows, wants to build Lower Swatara headquarters

Press And Journal Staff Jason Webb grew up playing soccer for Cedar Cliff High School in Cumberland County, and he played well enough to continue competing as an adult, first with the team at …

Blue Raiders win, advance to state 4A quarterfinals

The Middletown Blue Raiders held off Greater Johnstown on Thursday night at Chambersburg High School to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A PIAA state basketball tournament. Middletown, …

Seniors Orner, Carson wrap up MAHS bowling careers

 The Middletown bowling team hosted Northern on Thursday, Feb. 23, at ABC East Lanes, and it was senior recognition day for Middletown’s two seniors and co-captains, Mitch Carson and Caleb Orner. …

Rough time in Philly as Middletown loses, Jasper’s career ends

The Middletown girls basketball team lost to Neumann-Goretti on Saturday in the 2017 PIAA AAA girls state tournament, ending their season and the career of Bianca Jasper, one of the most prolific …

Middletown boys get ready for Thursday game in state tournament after beating Danville

The Middletown boys basketball team stepped into the PIAA picture on Saturday and came away with a 71-56 victory over Danville Area High School in the first round, bringing home their first state …
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Students of note: MAHS musicians, singers taking part in events across the state

Middletown Area High School junior Sarah Fluke will participate in the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Chorus next month in Erie. She is not the only musically …

UPDATE: Missing Middletown runaway calls parents and turns himself in

Middletown police are looking for a missing runaway. Jyhier Mosley-Williams is a 13-year-old African-American, last seen in his Middletown residence at about 8 a.m. Saturday. He is believed to …

Closing of part of Route 39 now set for March 28-31, PennDOT says

PennDOT has delayed to March 28-31 the dates for closing a section of Route 39 to remove debris under the Route 39 bridge at the South Hanover-Derry Township line. Route 39 from East Canal Street …

Wintry mix late tonight through morning Sat., Mar. 18.

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and freezing drizzle which is in effect from 2 to 11 a.m. Sat., Mar. 18. An …

Dauphin County looking to change where people vote in Middletown's 1st Ward 2nd Precinct

Voters living in Middletown’s 1st Ward 2nd Precinct can expect to be casting their ballots at a different location during the May 16 primary. Barring objections, the polling place will be moved …

Lower Swatara Police Department is reaccredited

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners recognized its police department for achieving reaccreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association at its legislative meeting on Wednesday …
Editorials

Mayor Curry keeps us waiting, and he will for a while: Editorial

The fact that James H. Curry III’s name won’t be on the May 16 primary ballot provides interesting insight into the man as well as the peculiarities of the Pennsylvania election system. We …
Columnists

Numbers add up for property tax elimination: Mike Folmer

During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total …

It’s time to end special-interest loophole: Jessica Barnett

Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for …

Without these 3 things being agreed upon, forget about police talks: Richard Brandt

There have been several articles and letters written recently about combining the police departments from Lower Swatara Township and Middletown borough. I would like to add to that discussion. I …
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Give permits to park for apartment residents: Reader View

Why does Middletown borough refuse to give parking permits to the residents of Middletown Interfaith Apartments at 107 Mill St.? Yes, the apartments do have parking spaces. Unfortunately, we only …

The ill-effects of TMI linger almost 40 years later: Reader View

Loud few don’t speak for all on PSU students: Kapenstein letter

Uncle George is out of his coma, can’t take 2017

Press And Journal article was misleading on police meeting

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